Lucious Barnes

PROFILE:

I've been a huge fan and critic of games and movies ever since I had a voice to speak about them. I love power and influence of great storytelling, interactive and otherwise, and now want to be more than just a consumer. My biggest strength in this regard? Almost every time, I'm fair all the time.

Posts by Lucious Barnes:

Rolling on all cylinders- Rollers of the Realm review

by 2 days ago

 Before the simulator, before the platformer, and before whack-a-mole, there was pinball. Forever lurking somewhere in the corners of the gaming world, pinball has persisted for over seventy years as …

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A linage of strategy – Crowntakers review

by 3 weeks ago

I made a lot of strange and entertaining comparisons during my time with Crowntakers. Among the first was Infinity Blade, where I originally encountered the now popular theme of playing …

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Beyond your expectations- Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth review

by 1 month ago

Sid Meier’s Civilization series has enjoyed a long lasting and beloved place in the halls of gaming history. It’s tenacious, creative, and often quirky approach to interactively retelling the history …

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The art of interstellar war- Spacecom review

by 2 months ago

The Real-time-strategy genre in many ways represents one of the far poles of videogames, sitting across from the visceral in-the-moment combat of fighting games. They speak to a different part …

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It’s all in the hands- Lichdom: Battlemage review

by 3 months ago

“Customizable” is a very fluid concept in the world of videogames, and it’s certainly been taken more and more advantage of as the technology behind our favorite entertainment grows more …

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A Blissful Purgatory – Divinity: Original Sin Review

by 4 months ago

Divinity: Original Sin is a title that seems to speak to a certain kind of player. The gameplay requires experience, and to get the most out of it means having …

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A nice straw hat, but a little loose- One Piece: Unlimited World Red review

by 4 months ago

Right off the bat, I’ll tell you that One Piece: Unlimited World Red isn’t a terrible game. It isn’t even a bad game. At its worst, Unlimited World Red is …

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Still meching to its own beat – Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn review

by 5 months ago

Koei’s Warriors franchise is a lot like the Hostess Cakes of videogames. Sure they aren’t particularly good and just different versions of the same thing, but when you have a …

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Overtaking the standard- World of Speed first look

by 5 months ago

    Racing titles are among the first of video gaming staples. Over the years the genre has been described as everything from classic to tired, but they have always been there. …

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    Slow and steady is the pace… -Lords of the Fallen first look

    by 5 months ago

      What’s the difference between a game being hard, and being obtuse? Where do you draw the line between a challenge and a tedious time-sink? These are obstacles most games answer …

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      A party of pinballs – Rollers of the Realm first look

      by 5 months ago

        I’ve never liked pinball. Sure, I’ve had the odd game or two decades ago when I was 3 feet tall and needed something to do in the local Laundromat while …

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        The brightest knight– Batman: Arkham Knight preview

        by 5 months ago

          Anyone who’s played the Arkham games is intimately familiar with their formula for bringing the Batman experience to life. Whether it’s snatching enemies into the shadows, incapacitating them with fantastic …

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